You are invited for our second annual Veteran Career Summit on July 11, 2019.

The summit will provide tools, resources, and networking opportunities for attendees while highlighting the value of developing a veteran’s workplace initiative including creating long-term career opportunities and discussing strategies to ensure success.


WHEN: July 11th at 08:30 am – 12:15 pm
WHERE: mHub Chicago – Street Parking Available


08:30 – 9:00 am – Registration & Networking Breakfast
09:00 – 9:15 am – Welcome & Keynote
09:15 – 10:00 am –  Delivering Growth in the Workplace through Veteran Diversity
10:00 – 10:45 am – Transferable Skills that Veterans Bring to the Table
10:45 – 11:00 am – Networking break
11:00 – 11:30 am – The VOSB Designation: Why hire a VOSB and what is a Veteran Business Owners’ obligation to the workforce
11:30 – 12:15 pm – Innovative Programs to find, hire, train, manage a Veteran Workforce
 12:15 pm – Adjourn

Victor LaGroon

Keynote Speaker – Victor LaGroon

Keynote Address – Veterans: A Natural Fit for Closing the Skills Gap & Meeting Future Needs

Victor LaGroon’s military experience began in 2003 with his enlistment and joined the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division, Ft. Drum. After completing his Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Huachuca in Military Intelligence. During his years in the U.S. ARMY Victor had the privilege to serve honorably as a soldier, Junior NCO and Team Leader. Since being medically discharged Victor has worked diligently to serve and advocate for the health needs, benefits and resources of military personnel, veterans and their families.

Due to his years of commitment to Veterans and Military Members in the City of Chicago and State of Illinois, Victor was appointed by the Governor to the IDVA Illinois Joining Forces Foundation Board of Directors, and by Mayor Emanuel to the Advisory Council of Veterans Affairs for the City of Chicago. Recently, Victor joined the Mayor’s Commission for a Safer Chicago and has joined the Community Development Advisory Council.



Veteran Owned Businesses

HR Professionals

Veteran Service Organizations



of the Veteran Workforce is Actively Employed


A veteran-owned 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) and supply chain innovator, built to deliver value-added solutions that exceed the expectations of high-growth customers including manufacturing, pharma, medical device, aerospace, and defense. Exegistics assists veterans through internal programs and staffing initiatives and currently ships prescription medications to veterans across the country through the Department of Veterans Affairs.
As a G.I. Bill certified program, the ICATT Apprenticeship Program helps high-tech manufacturers and companies with complex technologies or logistics tackle the skills gap by providing a workforce development strategy – a sustainable solution that provides a pipeline of talent over time. Through the ICATT apprenticeship program, veterans gain skills for an in-demand profession, earn a salary, an associate degree as well as national and international credentials.
A veteran-owned IT consulting firm that uses a non-transactional, value-based approach to provide clients with custom workforce solutions to fit their business needs to successfully complete IT projects. With a goal to always have an impact on the communities they serve, York Solutions’ returnship program, Barriers to Entry, is specifically geared toward helping veterans return to the workforce as their onramp for a career within IT.

The event is organized by Root3 – a growth marketing and business development consulting firm offering research, strategy, and execution

1643 N Milwaukee Ave 3rd floor, Chicago, IL 60647

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